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Private Tour Of Isthmus Canal, Ancient Corinth & Ancient Nemea From Athens

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Duration

9 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

1 -15 persons

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Languages

English

Discover and explore the Greco-Roman Biblical region and the birthplace of the renowned ancient Nemean Games!

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Tour Highlights

Be amazed by the modern engineering masterpiece of the Corinth Canal (Isthmus Canal).

Explore the large citadel of Acrocorinth. Through its imposing entrance gates, you will enter the castle and you will discover its hidden gems. You will also experience the spectacular panoramic views which will amaze you.

Witness the ancient town of Corinth, one of the richest towns in Ancient Greece, where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. We will visit the ruins of the ancient city in which you can see the remains of the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre –Roman period, the temple of Apollo.

Combining mythology, ancient temples, an ancient stadium and an incredible museum, Nemea is not to be missed.

Live a unique experience tasting wines in some of the most well known Greek wineries reminding you of the Napa valley of California. 

Isthmus Canal

  • Pickup from your hotel in Athens
  • Visit the Isthmus Canal, one of the most important projects and 19th century engineering masterpieces, playing a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade.
  • Visit Ancient Diolkos, a paved trackway in Ancient Greece which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth.

Acrocorinth 

  • Visit Acrocorinth, the acropolis of ancient Corinth, a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. It is one of the most impressive and dominant acropoleis of the Peloponnese.
  • Gates: A system of 3 circuit walls reinforced by towers.
  • Keep
  • Peirene Spring: Located within the encircling walls, a gift of Asopus to Sisyphus.
  • Temple of Aphrodite: On the highest of the two picks of the mountain are traces of the temple of Aphrodite on the site.
  • Frankish Tower: At the SW edge of the precipitous rock fortified during Frankish times forming the inner keep of the fortress. Remains of churches, mosques, houses, fountains and cisterns are preserved here.  
  • Views of Geraneia Mountain: Enjoying breathtaking views of the Corinthian gulf and the SW coast of the Peloponnese.

Ancient Corinth

  • Hadgimoustafa spring: a fountain built during the Ottoman empire.
  • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum: Housing a large collection of artifacts from the local site and from smaller sites in the neighboring area.
  • Temple of Apollo: One of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland with monolithic columns, rare in the ancient world, built around 560 BCE.
  • Agora: A rectangular construction 160 m long and 70 m wide, consisting of central shops, small temples and altar and the renowned podium or Bema from where Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthians in 52 AD.
  • Roman buildings.
  • Bema or Pedestal
  • Theatre and Odeon/Asklepieion
  • Lechaion road: Facing the Corinthian gulf leading to the port of Lechaion.
  • St. Paul’s church: Admiring a magnificent mosaic mural depicting Saul’s vision from Christ as he was travelling to Damascus to persecute the Christians. 
  • Treat yourself to an authentic “village style” lunch on a magnificent terrace overlooking ancient Corinth’s archaeological site and the temple of Apollo.
  • Stroll amongst the village shops where you can treat yourself and buy handmade souvenirs for your family and friends.

Nemea

A beautiful land of soft hills with endless vineyards and great wines. A popular day trip from Athens for every lover of antiquity fewer places in Greece combine ancient Greek temples with what feels a lot like the Napa Valley of California. Nemea should be on the itinerary of every traveler to the Peloponnese.
  • The Temple of Zeus / Jupiter: The center piece of the Macedonian building program was the temple of Nemean Zeus. Three columns of which have always stood since the time of the original construction.
  • The Ancient baths: The Nemean baths are an athletic bathing house at the Panhellenic sanctuary of Nemea.
  • The Apodyterium: The Apodyterium is where athletes got undressed, oiled their skin and prepared for the games.
  • The Ancient Stadium Crypt: Over 36 m. in length and for the most part in very good condition, it is the entrance tunnel that makes the Nemean games unique. It is the passage through the tunnel, clad in chiton and with bare feet that effects the transformation of the participant from a modern to an ancient. The tunnel thus plays the critical role in the accomplishment of our goal to provide an opportunity for anyone and everyone to become an ancient Greek athlete.
  • The starting grid: Characterized by toe grooves cut into the stone blocks.
  • The Archeological Museum: Founded by the University of California the museum contains a collection of pictures of Nemea by travelers of the 18th and 20th centuries, coins of ancient visitors and items related to athletic activity.
  • The Wine Roads: Nemea a mythical land where Agiorgitiko wine is born.
  • Return to Athens and your chosen location

What’s included

Hand sanitiser & face masks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transportation by private air-conditioned luxury vehicles

WiFi

Native English speaking drivers

Handmade candies

Refreshment wipes

Bottled water

Exclusions

Entry or admission fees

Food & drinks

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Covid-19 Health Protocols are applied for your safety. Learn More

Instant confirmation at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

What to bring with you

Casual clothing

Non slip shoes

Sunscreen

Cancellation policy

Full refund if booking is cancelled until 24 hours before the experience

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